In January 2021, the ftp protocol was disabled since it exposes the password in clear text and didn’t meet Stanford Security standards.

FTPS (secure) protocol is still available to be used to transfer files to/from your website.

Desktop Clients

  • Stanford’s ESS Supported software Vandyke SecureFTP (Windows) and Fetch (Mac)  are ftps compatible
  • Common applications like FileZila, Cyberduck, support ftps protocol and are available for both Mac and PC platforms
  • Linux platforms command line should use ftpl

Safe and secure computing helps to prevent problems later.